Now that you are here, I know you started many days when you wanted to achieve your goals; you tried to follow your big dreams but couldn’t do anything.
A few days passed, and you couldn’t commit to the new habits you had planned for yourself. Today, we introduce two methods to increase your motivation to quickly go through any difficult path.Use these two methods for a while and see the results.
Although no form, technique or law will always motivate you and keep you on the right path, you can go through the problematic ways ahead of you with the help of these two methods.
The first method of increasing motivation:two-minute technique!
Let’s say you want to write your master’s thesis, or you want to start exercising, or you want to do what you need to do during the day; for each of these tasks, you have probably realized by this point in your life that the most challenging part of the work is getting started.
If you can begin, it means you have passed the difficult part of the path. This method is very simple, and it says: Just do one thing for two minutes.
An example of using the two-minute technique Suppose you want to study and promise to study for four hours daily. You stick to your promise for a week, and one day you don’t feel like studying, and you don’t read anything.
You will probably feel bad at the end of the day because you didn’t fulfil the promise you made to yourself, but this is where the difference between people can be found.You don’t need to think about the end of the work from the beginning.
You don’t have to think about how many working hours are waiting for you. You don’t have to think about how tired you’ll be; promise to do it for two minutes.Strangely, you will find that after these two minutes, it will be much easier to continue your work; in most cases, you will feel sorry to leave it half-done.Remember that there is no guarantee that you can always do whatever you want quickly.
Remember that there is no guarantee that you can always do whatever you want quickly. our willpower is limited; our only effort is to increase the probability of doing what we do, not to break all our bad habits.
The second method of increasing motivation: Do not delay for two days
The previous rule we talked about was about getting started. We said that beginning work is the hardest part of work.
But is there a way to make it easier for us to continue and more likely to stick to our habits long-term? Yes. The law “Don’t delay for two days” says: It’s okay to break your habit for a day (or once). Just repeat breaking the habit two days in a row.
Why does this technique work?
When you start moving on a path and continue to some part of it, a power of movement penetrates inside you, making it easier to continue. But when, for any reason, you give up your habit for a few days or a while longer, then you need a lot more motivation to continue.
When you break the cycle of what you should or shouldn’t have done, don’t rush it and move on the next day.People serious about their habits don’t let one or more failures create or eliminate them discourage them from continuing. It doesn’t matter if you miss a day of your routine; remember not to allow yourself to repeat it two days in a row.
Don’t give up on your entire route by not doing your plan for two days. Take a long-term view! Get up tomorrow and continue.
Example for this method
Suppose you have decided to stop eating ice cream. Your test has shown that your blood sugar is extremely high, and you should stop eating those delicious ice creams you used to drink every evening.
You make a promise to yourself and keep it up for a few days.Until one day, you go out shopping with your friends and inevitably eat ice cream, then you will probably feel bad about yourself; you will probably feel like you wasted the efforts of these few days.
You feel like you can no longer trust the promises you make to yourself. But wait, always remember one thing:No one can stick to every habit perfectly.You need to keep the cycle of your habits stable.
None of us is a robot programmed to do what we want daily and avoid what we don’t. Naturally, we cannot wholly stick to our habits.One important point to remember along with these methods is: being hard on yourself will backfire.Many of us think that by blaming and feeling bad about ourselves for breaking our habits, we will become more severe and determined and follow up our lives more.
But honestly, research says otherwise.If you feel bad about yourself, you will think you are incompetent and lazy and feel you cannot stick to anything at all. You lower your self-worth with your own hands.
Now, after all this self-blame, you have an existence where you feel like a loser, and what happens is that you want to continue being a loser.But when you feel good about yourself, you will have no problem with your nature.
You see yourself as a worthy and valuable person, and you don’t allow yourself to think that you are a loser. You don’t let yourself waste your life. You will take responsibility for your life and follow the right path.In addition to feeling good about yourself, remember that:
1-You are not going to be satisfied with everything you do. Many times it is dissatisfaction that pushes you forward. 2-Feeling good about yourself does not mean fully accepting your actions ,If you have done a bad thing and you regret it, this feeling of regret is an excellent tool to correct your actions. 3-Feeling good doesn’t mean allowing yourself to be lazy,You must take responsibility for your life and be serious about your work.
In the end, remember that the motivation for work is not always there. You can use these methods to overcome your lack of motivation. But it would be best if you did not wait for the motivation to do anything; you often have to start doing it, and the motivation will be created by itself.